The Human hand and Wrist consists of 27 major bones, 27 joints, 34 muscles, 100+ ligaments and tendons, nerves, blood vessels and soft tissues. Each finger is composed of 3 bones. The thumb is made up of 2 bones. The hand's palm is made up of 5 bones. The wrist connects the hand to the forearm, and it is made up of 8 bones.
The hand and wrist are essential parts of the body that allow us to perform a wide range of tasks, from simple daily activities like drinking a glass of water, operating a mobile, buttoning a shirt or typing on a keyboard to more complex tasks such as playing sports or performing surgery. Any injury or condition affecting the hand and wrist can significantly impact our ability to perform these tasks, leading to reduced productivity, decreased quality of life, and even disability in severe cases.
Hand and Wrist injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including repetitive strain, trauma, inflammation, and degeneration. Some of the most common conditions affecting the Hand and Wrist include carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb pain, wrist sprain, wrist drop, wrist ganglion, rheumatic hand, wrist and hand sports injuries, and post traumatic or post surgical hand stiffness.
It is crucial to take these conditions seriously and seek medical attention promptly, as early intervention can prevent further damage and improve outcomes. Delayed treatment can lead to chronic pain, loss of function, and even permanent disability, making it more challenging to manage the condition and achieve a full recovery.